jgb9348 (4437) - Arlington (Pentagon City), Virginia, USA - OCT 10, 2011
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Deep dark brown coloured body with a hazy, muddy brown and ruby glow, all with a relatively thin tan and light-brown head. Aroma of strong alcohol, malt, pit fruits, earth, nuts and a decent amount of yeast. Pungent full-bodied; Strong yeast and alcohol flavours dominate with a lot of wheat and malt, prunes, pears and some spices touching as well. Aftertaste is potent and deep with the fruit and alcohol taking centre stage - a earthy bit at the end and some nuttiness noticeable, but the alcohol and pit fruits dominate. Overall, a nice and pungent beer with good flavours abound and a sweet, yet strong finish. I sampled this 75 cL bottle complete with gold top, purchased from the Olive Tree MarketPlace in San Diego, California on 09-February-2011 sampled camping in Shenandoah National Park, Virginia in July 2011.
48FanInCali (644) - California, USA - OCT 7, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
From a bomber. Maple color with thin tan head. Nose is very winey and grapey. Taste follows the nose and is very dry. Not sweet enough for my liking but a modest beer.
Dogbrick (7085) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - SEP 17, 2011
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle from Bevmo! in Greenbrae. The beer pours a dark reddish-brown color with a medium thick beige head that recedes steadily. Strong banana aroma with notes of caramel malt and yeast behind it. Medium to full body with flavors of bananas and dark fruit primarily, plus bready malt, yeast and spices. The finish is fruity with a lingering dark malt aftertaste. Good beer through and through.
mkade8883 (250) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - AUG 18, 2011
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pours a brown sugar color, with plenty of carbonation. Aroma of malt and chocolate and bananas. This beer has plenty of carbonation, but it somehow balances perfectly with the rich malt flavor, hints of chocolate and banana (the perfect amount), and somehow finishes perfectly dry and leaves you amazed and wanting more. This one was a great birthday treat.
NielsenRatings (8096) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - AUG 16, 2011
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle @ home, courtesy of daknole. Thanks again for tracking this down! Cloudy, dark brown body with a brown head. Very nice, banana, clove, dark wheat, slightly roasty malty, banana bread nose. Pretty toasty dark wheat malty flavor with a bit of a twang, fairly strong banana, yeasty flavor with more of the banana and some bitterness on the finish. A little chewy, a little sticky mouth feel. Dark wheat, yeasty aftertaste. Awesome!
nimbleprop (4146) - SouthWest, Washington, Washington DC, USA - JUN 25, 2011
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
750ml bottle pours a hazy, burnt brown with a thin, cloudy off white head. Nose is very estery, banana, cloves, a little earthy, malty, overripe fruit. Flavor is malty, bananas, cloves, a little booze, rum. Full bodied, sweet finish. Good example of the style.
peteinSD (1233) - San Diego, California, USA - MAY 21, 2011
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Frothy tan head on dark caramel brown/red beer. Aroma is heavy banana/clove over thick, sweet malt and a tinge of alcohol. Taste is clove up front followed by sweet malt/raisin, bit of pepper, and an alcohol tinge. This beer is drinking really well and Iím regretting not buying multiple bottles when I had the chance - I could really see this improving for the positive in the next 2-3 years. Excellent.
Thorpe429 (4968) - , Illinois, USA - APR 21, 2011
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Thanks to overlord for the bottle. Served in a snifter.
Pours a very dark brown with a half-finger of an off-white head and some spotty lacing. The nose smells like banana, clove, and too much roasted malt and chocolate for the style. All but the malt is a bit too faint for such a big beer. The taste has quite a bit of stronger malt and not enough yeast character. Itís actually pretty plain. Medium body with light carbonation. I donít really have all that much to say about this. As it warms some more sweeter malts and dark fruits come through, but itís still not all that impressive.
Serving type: bottle
Reviewed on: 12-29-2010
jrallen34 (3478) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 27, 2011
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
750ml bottle into my Rochefort glass...Tons of light tan carbonation domintes the pour, good retention, but a squeeky glass as it falls leads to poor lacing marks. However, when you swirl really nice lacing. Lightly clear beer, dark brown with purple highlights...Aroma is medium and very sweet, tons of caramel, figs, nuts, honey and banana. Really nice and balanced...Taste is lighter not as sweet. Light dark fruits, caramel, but shows off a lot of alcohol.
Overall, its not a bad little german style, but not worth purusing because its a Decadence.
phaleslu (5701) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - MAR 23, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
750 ml bottle, and I honestly canít remember where I got it. Pours a clear, deep amber color with a small off-white head. Aroma of caramel malts, bananas, peat, brown sugar, raisins, and chocolate. Flavor of bananas, caramel malts, raisins, chocolate, brown sugar, oak, and booze. Medium-bodied, with medium foamy carbonation and a malty mouthfeel. Good, complex, balanced weizen bock thatís drinking really nice right now.